Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The systemic implications of algorithms

Virginia Eubanks, a professor of political science at the University at Albany in upstate New York is the author of several books that seem well worth reading: Automating Inequality:How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the PoorDigital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and is co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. It was while she was writing her latest book book that the power of algorithms became shockingly evident.  She is interviewed on BBC's 'The Why Factor' in this compelling clip: How do you fight a nameless, faceless algorithm? This clip is in turn part of a larger program on the BBC World Service called: Machines and Morals.

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